• We may conclude, therefore, that, in order to establish laws for the regulation of property, we must be acquainted with the nature and situation of man; must reject appearances, which may be false, though specious; and must search for those rules, which are, on the whole, most useful and beneficial.

    David Hume, J. B. Schneewind (1983). “An Enquiry Concerning The Principles of Morals”, p.28, Hackett Publishing
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